|ICABS Action Alerts|
Ask Limerick Racecourse to stop hosting cruel hare coursing
ICABS has filmed more scenes of appalling cruelty to animals at the JP McManus-sponsored Irish Cup coursing meeting at Limerick Racecourse.
Over the weekend, 23-24 February 2013, ICABS captured scenes of hares being hit and severely mauled by muzzled greyhounds - see videos on our Youtube Channel.
In one instance, a hare can be heard crying out in pain as it is mauled. The hare is then picked up, brought to the side of the course and put in a box. Another hare was similarly dumped in a box after being mauled by the dogs. Our footage also shows a hare pinned to the ground close to the escape area - this creature finally managed to get away but with the severity of the mauling it received, we can only speculate as to its fate afterwards, as many die from their injuries.
URGENT ACTION ALERT
Please sign our petition - Limerick Racecourse: Stop hosting cruel hare coursing
Ask Limerick Racecourse to stop hosting hare coursing.
Telephone: +353 (0)61 320000
Fax: +353 (0)61 355766
Urge Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to ban hare coursing.
Minister Simon Coveney
Department of Agriculture
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-607 2884 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: 01-661 1013.
Contact all your local TDs now. Demand that they urgently back a ban on hare coursing.
Find out the names and email addresses of your TDs